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The Cokeville Lady Panthers headed to the 1A West Regional Basketball Tournament in Lander Thursday, Feb. 22. They went in as the No. 1 seed from the Southwest. Their first matchup was against …

The Lady Panthers competed in their final games of regular season play on the road at Saratoga and Encampment. Friday, Feb. 16, was their first stop in Saratoga. The visiting Cokeville Lady Panthers took the lead early and dominated, getting the conference win 58-16.

COKEVILLE — The Cokeville High School music department presented a Pops Concert on Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Cokeville High School auditorium, under the direction of Vince Burgoyne, with accompanist Nanette Cook. It was a great night of entertainment for those attending.

COKEVILLE — The Lady Panthers swept last week’s basketball games on their home court Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9-10. On Friday, they hosted the Lady Rattlers of Snake River. The Lady Rattlers kept it close, but the win went to the Lady Panthers, 52-45.

COKEVILLE — The Panthers swept all three games last week, facing Grace, Saratoga and Snake River. Grace was a makeup game on Tuesday where the Panthers played a great, physical and intense game to get the win, 62-34.

The Cokeville High School Cheerleaders performed at the state competition in Casper on Friday, Jan. 26. They competed in the 2A Game Day, where they took second behind the Lovell Bulldogs. They also competed in the 3A Hip Hop where they took sixth place. (GAZETTE PHOTO/Jan Moody)

Cokeville, a picturesque town tucked away in the heart of the Cowboy State, may not grace travel brochures or national headlines, but its tight-knit community of just over 500 residents has recently become the focal point of a remarkable initiative. Sixteen eager high school juniors from Cokeville High School are set to embark on a transformative journey to Washington, DC, thanks to the unwavering support of the Fay Rural Community Foundation in collaboration with Fay Ranches’ agents Kelsea Vaughan and Neil Bangs.

Micah Petersen takes his spot on the podium as a champion. He made history Saturday, Jan. 6, defeating his opponent from Pinedale in the finals to win the championship at 157 pounds in the 52nd Annual Tournament of Champions In Vernal, Utah. This tournament combines the best of the best across multiple states including, Utah, Wyoming and Colorado. Petersen is the first Panther to win this tournament and bring home the gold. Also placing at the tournament were Ryder Pope, who went undefeated in the Varsity Second Chance; Flint Linford, first in junior varsity, and Cashton Walker and Clay Teichert, each earning second place in junior varsity. (GAZETTE PHOTO/Jan Moody)

LABARGE — On Nov. 16, our school’s physics class had the opportunity to take a field trip to the Exxon Mobil plant near LaBarge. This trip was made possible by Exxon employee Todd Plowman, the father of Drake Plowman. Exxon’s amazing staff helped us to learn about what Exxon is and how it operates.

The American Legion Auxiliary LaVoy Thornock Unit 40 held its Christmas party on Monday, Dec. 4, at Jan Moody’s home. They enjoyed a delicious potluck meal, a fun gift exchange and singing Christmas carols. Cokeville 1st Ward held its family Christmas party on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Those attending enjoyed a delicious meal, a Christmas program and visiting with friends and neighbors.

COKEVILLE — The Cokeville Branch Library hosted its November Book Review on Monday, Nov. 27. The book for November was “The Energy Bus.” Those participating enjoyed sharing ideas and comments.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — “We’re on our way to Yellowstone” was the cry of Mr. Hatch’s sixth-grade class on Monday, Nov. 6. This trip has been a highlight for students at Cokeville Elementary since 2003. Students begin preparing for this incredible trip when they enter elementary school as they participate in fundraisers each year to help fund this amazing opportunity. The bus pulled out Monday morning at 5:30, arriving in Yellowstone at 2:30 p.m. They were greeted by rangers who assisted and participated with them throughout the week. They were given a tour, unpacked and then it was off to their first hike of the week. They learned from the rangers about all the sights and sounds they would observe and hear and the importance of looking for items that represented Yellowstone.

The Cokeville Lady Panthers celebrated their 1A State Volleyball Championship on Thursday, Nov. 16, as they took a ride around town on a fire engine. They rode in front of the elementary school and back to the high school for an assembly, where they presented the state championship trophy to the student body. Congratulations, Lady Panthers! (GAZETTE PHOTO/Jan Moody)

COKEVILLE — Renowned author Brandon Mull stopped by Cokeville High School on Monday, Nov. 6, for an interactive presentation with CHS students. Mull is an American author best known for his children’s fantasy series, “Fablehaven,” as well as “Dragonwatch,” “The Candy Shop War,” the “Beyonders” trilogy and the “Five Kingdoms”series.

CASPER — The Cokeville Lady Panthers are back on top after winning the 1A state volleyball title in Casper over the weekend. This makes 26 state team titles for the Lady Panthers. The team was led by six incredible seniors and one junior libero with head coach Kristen Vierig and assistant Tanya Moyes at the helm.

The Lady Panthers headed to Riverton over the weekend for the 1A West Volleyball tournament. They came in as the No. 1 seed from the Southwest to face the No. 4 seed from the Northwest, Meeteetse.

COKEVILLE — Cokeville High School presented its Fall Concert on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The theme for the night was “Water Music.” Each selection was related to the theme. This was director Vince Burgoyne’s first performance at Cokeville High School.

The Cokeville Panthers hosted their final regular season game on Nate-Dayton Field against the Bobcats of Thermopolis on Friday, Oct. 13. The first half was a defensive battle, as both sides had a difficult time getting much offense going.

The Cokeville Parent-Teacher Organization met on Wednesday, Oct. 11, to put the final touches on the annual Halloween carnival. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, at Cokeville Elementary. On the menu are delicious soups, rolls and desserts.

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